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's death. but police say the investigation is still ongoing. >>> a san jose city council is said to take a stand in the legal battle of same-sex marriage in california. today the city council decided to take a vote next tuesday on whether to join the san francisco friend of the court. the supreme court will hold argumenting on the legal argument of proposition eight. >> we need to stand up on behalf of our residents and on behalf of all the members of lgbt community and on to show them that we believe in the equal treatment of all. >>> the california supreme court heard arguments in san francisco today on whether cities and counties can legally ban marijuana dispensaries. since medical marijuana was legalized in california in 1996, about 200 cities and counties have placed bans or moratoriums on pot clubs. the state supreme court is hearing a challenge to a ban in the city of river side. >> if you were to allow these institutions to be banned. county by county, city by city, that is exactly the opposite of what the legislature was trying to accomplish which is to make this available thro
francisco after a passionate debate at city hall today. ktvu's david stevenson in san francisco with the gun rights the police chief says will still be protected under this proposal. david-- >> reporter: frank, san francisco general hospital trauma center tells me that gunshot wound cases appear to be trending down over the past six years. still with the number of high profile shootings nationwide the city appears to enact new unprecedented gun control measures. san francisco supervisors today took up a proposed ban on hollow point bullets which inflict more damage than regular bullets. the proposal would make it illegal for anyone but police officers to possess this ammo. they also considered sellers report to police nissan franciscan who bought 500 or more. >> 500 bounds is not an excessive amount of ammunition. if you shoot at a range. >> reporter: san francisco's don dutile says he and other law-abiding gun owners buy ammo in bulk to save. >> if i'm not doing anything wrong why should i talk to the chief of police. >> reporter: the chief of police showed us guns seized by police. he said
are reveal ago spike in the city's crime rate. matt keller is live where officers are on high alert heading into the weekend. >> reporter: new statistics released to me today reveal an alarming increase in crime. >> san jose. officers are concerned it's only going to get worse. 2012 was one of the most violent years in san jose reaching a 20 year high in homicides. police released new numbers revealing total crime increased by 27%. >> is this unique to the city? >> reporter: in 2012 homicides increased by 15.4%. rape up 23.9%. robbery was 9.7%. >> the number of aggravated assaults you're looking at 150 to 200 more in 2012 than we had in 2011. anyone one could have resulted in a homicide. >> reporter: the biggest increases were in property crimes. burglaries increased 23.3% and vehicle theft increased 71%. this year san jose is on pace for about 1000 car thefts a month. >> they took away my honda civic. and they stole everything that i had in there. >> reporter: a new calendar year is not slowing down the crime. a 17-year-old was shot to death earlier this month and another 17-year-old was s
, filthy and moldy and a target of a city attorney lawsuit. we are live in san francisco where we return to the apartment to if anything has changed. rob? >> reporter: julie, the san francisco attorney has filed a lawsuit against the landlord of this building on church street. at building we told you about last month where tenants are living in conditions they called disgusting. >> deplorable. deplorable. >> reporter: that is how the city attorney describes 308 church street where eunice renfro to $1200 a month. three weeks ago ... i'd saw showers that did not drain, rotting pipes and mold, lots of mold. that is why the city is suing the landlord for potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> we had every intention of ensuring that the property owner complied with the law and bring this building up to code. >> i have [indiscernible] [indiscernible] by admitting that i want to also corrected. >> reporter: the landlord said [indiscernible] needs improvement but the hallway was cleaner and freshly painted. >> i'm trying to replace shower curtains and shower doors. >> subtenants notice
. the mixed reaction about his tenure and the hopes catholics have for the future. city employees caught downloading pornography, the steps the mayor is demanding to make sure this never happens again. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> they are accused of using city computers to share porn and gamble. ktvu's eric rasmussen talked with mayor ed lee today about who is involved and the punishment. eric? >> reporter: from suspensions to firing in this case. mayor ed lee says he would like the city to look at how it monitors the use of the internet and technology. some workers at this yard and another division could be looking for new jobs. >> reporter: at this p.u.c. yard workers knew why we were there. >> heard about it. >> reporter: one of the place wheres employees are suspected of using city computers to share pornography and online gambling. >> we are taking this very seriously. >> the allegations are disturbing. it is misuse of property for all the
two days later. >>> the city council is supposed to go over a proposal from chp. >> we have been giving chp a grant over the last few weeks and i'm hoping that could continue. we're asking the council to make the money a match. >> the money would pay for 10 chp officers and two sergeants. the chp began patrolling the city back in december on its own budget but plans to end those patrols by the end of this month. >>> people taking prescription drugs to get high could be arrested as drunk drivers under legislation introduced today. the bill's author lou carillo says there should be zero tolerance for driving under the influence of controlled substances. the measure would include painkillers such at oxicotin, vicadin and perkesit. >>> state lawmakers gathered at the capital today to hear testimony on how the department of parks and recreation hid millions of the dollars in funds. an investigation by the state auditor uncovered that the parks department used incomplete and outdated information to determine operating costs at the 70 state parks that were at risk of closing back in 201
it their all and do the best job that they could, elizabeth butler was the one. >> a city in mourning for loren baker and elizabeth butler. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> investigators in santa cruz said the man accused of killing the two police officers was ready and willing to take innocent lives. we have team coverage. ktvu's robert handa is learning more about the two officers who were killed but we start with ktvu's alex savage and the new details about the suspect. alex? >> the gunman was angry and distraught. but those two santa cruz officer whose came to his house yesterday were unaware of his problems. they came tie the home down this alley way to question the shooter about a sexual assault case involving a co-worker. the two were shot to death that door step of the home. >> reporter: killed during a routine investigation. loren baker and elizabeth butler were gunned down by jeremy goulet. after shooting the officers the sheriff said he stole both of
is what you see here, a city that has a stadium, or one in the works. we will know in a few months if super bowl l will be played here. many say the odds are better than good. >> reporter: as fans welcome the 49ers home in the team's new home there were hopes for a return to the super bowl and a chance to host it. >> how could you go wrong with that? >> how awesome. looking forward to that. let's go right now. >> reporter: right now is not an option but the mayor says he is confident about 2016. >> we have everything from the golden gate bridge to silicon valley, all the beauty. >> reporter: santa clara and the bay area are competing with miami. the nfl has been known, as with super bowl xlv to award cities after they build new venues. much is at stake. >> much super bowls bring 150 million to 300 million total economic impact to the region. and we think that will happen here today. >> reporter: he says the region has the hotel space but many questions remain, with many cities benefiting how will cost be spread? >> has to be a net positive. >> reporter: for fans super bowl l is too
talk about boston. they have a few hills, big city. you put a foot or two of snow in a big city just imagine what that's going to be like. that's really what's happening. also you got a lot of flight delays. we're going to talk about your forecast for the weekend around the corner. we'll see you back here. >>> the weather is causing problems including here in the bay area. tomorrow's flights to and from boston are already cancelled along with half of flights to new york. airlines are being proactive calling passengers to let them know their flights have been cancelled before they arrive at the airport. >>> the storm moved into the northeast today closing businesses and sending people home for what could be a long weekend spent indoors. along the eastern seaboard, folks flocked to stores buying supplies. with as much as 3 feet of snow expected in some areas listen to this. the governor of massachusetts issued an emergency order today banning people from driving any where in the state. it's thought to be the first such ban in massachusetts since the blizzard of 1978. transit systems t
. >> in two cities at this hour, two killings. a shooting in oakland claimed one life and in the south bay a teenager was stabbed this afternoon. news chopper 2 was in san jose an hour ago. the stabbing happened at 3:15 p.m. today. ed lease say the victim -- police say the victim died at the scene. a friend said the victim was just 14 years old. it is not clear if he was a student at san jose high school. a reporter said police are canvassing the scene and closed three blocks. >> the killings mark the fifth homicide of the year. >>> to oakland police are searching for suspects. they found a man with a gun shot wound. police are looking for two men who fled from the scene. we are monitoring both stories. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is attending a fundraiser hosted by facebook's mark zuckerberg. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where proesters gathered. ken? >> reporter: mark zuckerberg's quiet neighborhood is anything but today. helicopters fly -- helicopters flying over head. there are 50 protesters here to let donors arriving at mark zuckerberg's home know about what they describe
minutes, clearing the air. the east bay city cracking down on second hand smoke. >> first, surrounded by controversy and praise. a look at whether yahoo's ceo change in policy will turn things around. >> and video you will see only on 2, we reveal who could be to blame for this fiery scene. >>> investigators are trying to determine what sparked this fire inside a vacant house last night. this is video only on 2. firefighters were called to the house before midnight. they determined the fire started in the garage. the assistant fire chief said they don't know the exact cause of the fire but they can ebb they believe squat -- but they believe squatters are to blame. no one was hurt. >>> our new ktvu channel 2 news poll, california voters are in favor of new gun control measures. 61% said they favor great controls on gun ownership. 34% favor protecting the rights of owners. 75% favor requiring a permit and background check. 58% favor out lawing large capacity magazines. 67% support banning the sale of automatic rifles. >> new yahoo ceo is eliminating the work from home work perk. ktvu's
extra pitchers to accommodate the beer drinkers expected. one of many businesses across the city planning for big crowds tomorrow. slicing up slabs of meat to fill customers' belly, the butcher got an early start this morning. >> we were here at 4:00, getting ready for. this so hopefully we will have a good day. >> reporter: they expect to sell 1500 pounds of meat this super bowl weekend. 20% more than usual. >> and tomorrow we will do a big group of fried chicken and wings. >> we have the good old san francisco 49ers balloon and a couple more in there. >> having our little get- together, about 15, 20 people maybe. i'm just excited for this game. the niners have not been in the super bowl for so long. >> nanszy was one of party hosts shopping at the party host on host today. >> balloons and festive. beading. all the stuff. a lot of fun. >> and anything red and gold, we have, it is selling out. >> reporter: managers here say business is double their usual super bowl weekend sales. all thanks to the niners. >> since the niners have been there it is a flood of people coming in. >> r
. >> reporter: the city has imposed tighter regulations for party promoters and nightclubs but the problems persist. >> i've seen the good times and bad times there is a low point unfortunately. >> reporter: one plan floated is promotion of community business district business owners would pay a special fee for increased security. rob roth ktvu channel 2 nice. >>> hayward police have captured a wanted man. police converged on the area of south garden avenue near a street. hayward officers arrested 22- year-old solomon cruz espinosa of union city after a chase. one officer suffered minor scrapes when he tried to arrest him last week. pleasant hill released sketches researching two of three men suspected in an armed home invasion robbery earlier there month. one plan is described as 5'10" with a thin frame the second is mid 20s of feet tall. police released these surveillance images the men fled in a white chevrolet trailblazer and toyota solar and they stole cache laptop and a land gun. >>> a south bay plan accused of a deadly office shooting took to the witness stand again and detailed
: they are accused of sharing pornographic images and gambling using city computers on over time. sources say the employees under investigation are among the top three. >> i can't comment specifically on any individuals or their classifications. however it is standard practice to take jobs into account when determining the level of discipline. >> reporter: officials started an investigation months ago after a whistle blower came forward. while investigators don't believe it was criminal, sending and receiving images and gambling are prohibited. >> important tarealize this is -- to realize this is wrong. >> reporter: he says taxpayers should be concerned about supervisors personal use of city resources, even if it wasn't for something as offensive as pornography. >> other people are looking up to you and taking cues as to what constitutes acceptable behavior. >> reporter: today we reached out to the union, local 38 but haven't received a response. we requested the salaries and all make between 100 and $120,000 a year before over time. they are still on the job but the city could go to the unio
was cut loose in 2010. >>> the city of concord is closer to banning the cultivation of marijuana. they voted 4-0 in favor of the measure that now goes to the counsel. they banned medical marijuana dispensary in 2005. the supreme court is weighing whether local governments have the right to enact such bans. >>> in an hour, san jose mayor will deliver his state of the city address. he is expected to talk about the rising crime rate and plans to create more jobs. he is also expected to suggest putting a sales tax increase next year. >>> texas governor is coming to the bay area on sunday in hopes of luring millionaires to his state. he criticized california and encouraging millionaires to move to texas. in november california voters raised the income tax to 13%. >>> the same weather system that gave us a soggy morning commute is bringing snow to the sierra. richard sharp is live with a look at how much snow the ski country is getting, is it coming down right now? . >> reporter: it is. but it came down pretty good this afternoon. chain controls in effect on interstate 80. the big prob
. the sheriff's department announced that they are taking over patrols for the city of santa cruz at this time just to allow the department to mourn the loss, again, of two of their officers. kevin vogle, the police chief says the department is in mourning over two exceptionally fine officers. there are three schools within the crime scene perimeter here. they say they were locked down and now are in the process as i told you a little bit earlier. they are in the process of putting them on buses, all the students involved and bringing them to the county building so they can be reunited with their parents. this is also an important thing that we were waiting for an update on them because they were dealing with this as an active crime scene here. they said there are no more outstanding suspects at this time. they do not believe there is any danger to the community. but with that said, the sheriff did say they are doing a home by home inspection within the perimeter. he also said it was a closet by closet inspection. that's the latest. two confirmed deaths in the santa cruz police department. two
night, officers were called to a home on powell and fremont streets near the oakland/emeryville city line. officers found a woman with a gunshot wound at the scene. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. >>> now to continuing coverage of that powerful winter blizzard that pounded the northeast over the last 24 hours. looking at new york city, one of the areas hit by this latest storm. the worst, it may be over, but tonight hundreds of thousands of residents are forced to deal with the aftermath. that blizzard dumped as much as three feet of snow, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. at least six people have died. we have live team coverage for you. meteorologist mark tamayo is tracking the storm moving through the northeast. but we begin with chris welch, live now in boston. >> reporter: well, good evening. you already alluded to it, 3 feet of snow in some areas of new england, in connecticut. here in boston, we got just over 2 feet of snow, just a few inches shy of the record here for boston. now, as we stand right now, we actually just got an up
spots. 67 in morgan hill. look at the numbers. significant numbers into february. 69 in redwood city. that was the warmest spot. 63 antioch. 62 fairfield. nice weather. no rain in the forecast. high pressure, the thing to note, i will show it to you again, see this? that is the off shore winds. move it back. winds going this way. goes away. that is sinking air, and that is warming air. that is why it is warm. that is why it is warm out there now. 57 degrees in santa rosa, that is warm. 59 oakland. 57 hayward. few clicks off 60 degrees. forecast tomorrow, patchy fog in the forecast. warmer into the afternoon hours. your bay area weekend, clouds, ton of clouds? some clouds. hazy sunshine. partly cloudy skies. cold over night. patchy fog. what we had today is what we have tomorrow. tomorrow and -- as we go into saturday, we will be nice. these clouds move in saturday afternoon. they create high cloudiness, partly cloudy skies for the rest of the day saturday and sunday trends temperatures down but not cool, not cold, 60s. there is the model. 7:00 p.m., here come the clouds. you know how
not be alone in this for long. the city of richmond is considering a similar program. the party will go on until 11:00 tonight. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> investigators say a hotel guest who is in town working on the chevron refinery accidentally started a fire. the fire started shortly after 5 this morning at the courtyard marriott hotel. the richmond fire department tells us the hotel guest put a towel over a cant l he thought was out. nobody was hurt. >> the national weather service is warning bay area beach goers about dangerous conditions this weekend. ktvu's allie rasmus met with the coast guard and the spca today who issued their own warning about what to do if your pet gets caught in the water. >> reporter: throwing the ball into the breakers is a popular pats time. when susan takes her dog to ocean beach they avoid the surf. >> pacific is a deceiving team. it's not peaceful at all. >> reporter: since 2008 the coast guard says seven people have died on the northern california coast trying to rescue their dogs from the water. in november a family
in the city said that publicity stunt seemed like a stunt to him. >> the front page says it all, you spoke, we listened. here is proof. today they resumed production at 45%. reversing the decision to weaken the bourbon. >> the initial thought is wow, just -- thinking this over. >> reporter: this year's event will be held in april. >> they want consistency in their flavor. and to do that it is questionable. you wonder, and then when they come back, is it a marketing ploy. >> i don't know if i could get a bottle of the 86 proof to use for that. >> you can get them, you know, like these for $20. last week in particular there has been a heightened interest in makers. >> the owner only has one makers mark left. he says the publicity sparked curiosity but he always had trouble keeping it on the shelf. >> even the suppliers are having trouble stocking it. i am done. i am unable to buy it. >> reporter: high demand and inability to keep up. >> the interest has been on the rise in the past few years. and it is difficult to find. >> reporter: his store has seen a steady increase in business. this is his
tomorrow, lots of 60s, 59 in livermore. 60 in redwood city. the seven day forecast with the weekend in view, it's hard to compare to the rest of the country we're doing great. but it would be nice if this thing would drop a half inch of rain. not going to happen. it's going to be a nice weekend. >> so clear out today. >> really beautiful. >> beautiful yeah. >> like spring. >> it is, thank you bill. >>> coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. five bay area airports could face closure within one week. we'll take you to one airport where business is up in the air. >>> and a shooting we first told you about yesterday. the case of mistaken identity that may lead to charges for one resident. join us on tv 36. >> what does coach harbaugh have in common with judge judy? next. >>> a new usgs study is predicting an increase in earthquake. the likelihood of higher death tolls increases. and particularly vulnerable are third world nation with more lax building codes. they predict there will be 21 catastrophic earthquakes this century. that is triple the number compared to last century. the usgs sa
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